6th Grade-Ancient Egypt Test Questions

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Delta
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A triangular area of land formed from at the mouth of a river
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Hatsheput
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The first female pharaoh (ruler)
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Nile River
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The longest river in the world; the Ancient Egyptians depended upon it for survival
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King Tut
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A young king whose tomb was filled with jewelry, robes, burial masks, and ivory statues. He died at age 18.
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Tutankhamen
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The actual real name for King Tut
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Babylonia, Assyria, Phoenicia, The Shang Dynasty, Ancient Egyptian
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The 5 major first civilizations of the world
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The Fertile Crescent
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The name of the area where Babylonia, Assyria, and Phoenicia emerged between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the Middle East.
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The Huang River Valley in China
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The name of the area where the Shang Dynasty developed
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The Nile River Valley
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The name of the area where the Ancient Egyptian civilization developed
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The Nile River
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This river is about 4,000 miles long
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Ethiopia
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The country where the Nile River begins. This country is called the \”source\” of the Nile River.
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The Mediterranean Sea
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The mouth or end of the Nile River.
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The Nile River
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This river runs from Ethiopia all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.
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South to North
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The Nile River flows from _________ to __________. (fill in the blanks with North, South, East, or West)
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Cataracts
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The Nile River has a series of waterfalls which are also called __________.
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Rain, Rain, Overflows, Seeds, Crops
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The Nile River is located in part of the world that does not get a lot of _______. A few times a year, the area receives heavy ______. When this happens, the river ________ and there are floods. After it stops, the ancient Egyptians plant _____ and grow ______ in the moist, fertile soil.
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Sahara
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Much of the Nile River flows through the_________ Desert
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Vegetables, Wheat, Papyrus
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The ancient Egyptians grew many types of crops in the Nile River Valley. They grew _____, _____, and _______.
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Papyrus
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A type of plant used to make paper
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Irrigate, Irrigation
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The Ancient Egyptians figured out a way to ________ their crops. They dug _____ channels that directed the water from the Nile River to wherever it was needed.
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Nile River
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It is not likely that any civilization could have survived in this location if there has not been for the ______ ______ located in this area. All the people depended on it.
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Northeastern Africa
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The Nile River is located here
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2500
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Ancient Egyptian civilization existed for over __________ years (how many years?)
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3100 B.C. to 395 A.D.
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The ancient Egyptian civilization existed from ________ to ________ (what are the dates?)
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Kings, Upper, Lower
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In the earliest stage of Egyptian civilization, the Nile River Valley was divided into two separate countries with their own ________. These countries were called ______ Egypt and _______ Egypt.
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Legend, Menes, Upper, Lower
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In about 3150 B.C, Lower and Upper Egypt became unified and became one country. No one knows how this happened because there are no records from this time. There is a ______ that says that a powerful king named _____ from _______ Egypt marched into ______ Egypt and conquered it.
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Memphis
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The name of the capital of the kingdom during Egypt’s first dynasty.
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Pyramids, Old, 2686, 2181
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During the first few dynasties, the ancient Egyptians built their famous _______. This period is called the ____ Kingdom and was from the years _____ B.C. to _______ B.C.
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Old, Middle, New
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The three Kingdoms from Ancient Egypt were called the _____ Kingdom , ______ Kingdom , and the _____ Kingdom.
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2025, 1782, Middle, Nubia, South
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The years between ______ B.C. and ______ B.C. are called the _______ Kingdom. During this time, the Egyptians conquered _______. This country is located to the _________ of ancient Egypt.
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Middle
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It was during the _______ Kingdom that art and literature flourished in ancient Egypt.
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1539, 1070, Golden Age, Wealth
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The period between _____ B.C and _____ B.C is called the New Kingdom. This period is referred to as the _____ ________ because ancient Egypt had powerful rulers that created _______ and grew the empire.
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Ramessess II, Hatshepsut
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Two famous rulers during the New Kindom (or Golden Age)
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New
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The Valley of the Kings where many ancient kings were buried was constructed during the ______ Kingdom
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Family and Work / Fun and Games / The Home
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Read page 43 of handout to learn about Life in Ancient Egypt. I am not going to type questions about this section
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Egyptology
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The study of the ancient Egyptian civilization and the things those people left behind
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Pyramids
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Other ancient people like Aztec and Maya also built ________, but those that the ancient Egyptians built are the most famous in the world
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Religious, Afterlife, Pyramid
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Ancient Egyptians built pyramids because of their ______ beliefs. They believed that after the person died, they lived on in another place called the ______. They believed that in this place, people needed clothing, weapons, etc. When an important ancient Egyptian was buried in a _____, they were buried along with their possessions.
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Zoser, Saqqara
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The oldest step pyramid was build for a Pharaoh named _____ in a location called ______ between 2686 B.C and 2181 B.C.
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Pharaoh Snefru, Bent, Red, Smooth
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This Pharaoh was called _______ ________ and was responsible for building 2 important pyramids. One was called the _____ Pyramid. One was called the _____ Pyramid. The reason why the _____ Pyramid is important is because it is thought to be the first pyramid ever build that had ________ sides unlike the step pyramids.
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Giza, Khufu
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The largest pyramid ever built is called the Great Pyramid of _________. It is 482 feet tall. It is made up of over two million blocks of stone, each on weighing many tons. It was built by the Pharaoh _____ between 2589 B.C. and 2566 B.C.
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Gaza
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The Great Sphinx is located in _____ in the country of Egypt.
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Sphinx
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A mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man
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Khafre
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The Great Sphinx is 241 feel long and 65 feet high. it is believed to have been built by _______ who was the son of Khufu but no one is really sure.
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New, Luxor, Valley, Kings
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Rich and powerful Egyptians were not always buried in pyramids. During the _____ Kingdom, many were buried near the modern city of ______. This area is called the _______ of the ______. It contains about sixty different types of tombs.
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KV, King’s, Valley, Robbed
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Archeologists have been discovering the tombs of ancient Egyptians in the Valley of Kings for a few centuries. Every time they discover a new tomb, they give it a number. Before each number are the letters ______, which stand for _____ ______. Because many were buried with valuables possessions including gold, many tombs had been ______ before archeologists discovered them.
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Tutankhamen, King, Tut, Museums
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One tomb was not robbed. It was tomb KV 62 which belonged to a pharaoh named _______. His nick name was ______ _______. He became a ruler when he was 8 or 9 years old around 1334 B.C. Archeologists found hundreds of artifacts, food, wine, gold, furniture, and a famous gold mask buried with this king. It was a major discovery, and it has been displayed in _______ all over the world.
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Mummification
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A process that prevents a body from decaying so it can go to the afterlife
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70, Embalmers, Dehydration, Nose, Oil, Canopic, Heart
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Mummification of a body takes about _____ days and was performed by priests called _____________. First hey had to remove the moisture from the body. This is called _____. Next they remove the organs. They used long wires to pull the brains out through the ____. A small cut was made in the side of the body to remove the liver, lungs, etc. The internal organs were washed in _____ and put in _____ jars. The lids of the jars were carved with the head of the gods who protected the organs. The _______ was left in the body so the person could have it for the afterlife for life and intellect.
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Natron, Linen, Charms, Mask, Coffin, Animals
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During mummification, after the organs were removed, the body was covered in a kind of salt called _______. The salt drew even more moisture out of the body. After 35 days, the body would be wrapped in _______. The arms, legs, and fingers were wrapped individually. The embalmers put ________ (also called amulets) inside of the linens to protect the person in the afterlife. A \”Death _____\” was placed onto the mummy. Then the mummy was put inside of a ______. The ancient Egyptians also mummified ________.
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Tutankhamen, Ramesses I, Ramessess II, Seti I
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The four famous mummies that have been discovered by archeologists are named ____, _____, ____, and _____. They have been x-rayed so that scientists can learn what they ate and what diseases they had.
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Ancient Kingdom of Kush (Nubia)
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Read pages 49 and 50. I am not making questions about these pages.
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Fourth
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By the _____ century, hieroglyphics, hieratice writings, and demotic writings were no longer used.
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Hieroglyphics
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Pictures that represent ideas, things or sounds
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1799
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The Rosetta Stone was found in the year of _______.
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Rosetta Stone
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The hieroglyphics meant nothing to archeologists because they could not read them. That all changed in 1799 when Jean Champollion found the _____ _______.
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Jean Francois Champollion
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The name of the person who found the Rosetta Stone was _____ ____ ______
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196
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The Rosetta Stone was actually written in the year _____ B.C.
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Hieroglyphics, Demotic, Greek
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The Rosetta Stone has a single passage translated into three langauges which were ______, ______, and ______. Champollion was able to figure out what the hieroglphics said because he knew the other two languages.
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Rosetta, Stone
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The _______ _____ is the ancient Egyptian tablet that helped modern scholars decipher hieroglyphics.
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Ideogram
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A picture of a foot to stand for the word foot is an example of a _______
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Phonogram
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A symbol that stands for the sound of the letter B is an example of a ________
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Hieratic, Demotic, Demotic
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Two type of cursive writing were _____ and ______. One of them was a form of Greek writing and that one was called _______.

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